Bicycle Torque Specifications

The following table lists general torque specifications for common brands and components. Contact the manufacturer for updated torque specifications. I will keep this chart updated so if you want to add info or notice any errors please let me know.

Torque Conversion

  • Nm = in lb x 0.113
  • in lb = Nm x 8.851

Recommended Torque Wrenches

  • Park TW-1 = 0~7 Nm or 0~60 in lbs. 1/4" drive + 3/8" adapter.
  • Park TW-2 = 0~70 Nm or 0~600 in lbs. 3/8" drive.


Bottom Brackets

ComponentBrandNewton metersInch-pounds
Bearing cups Shimano® Hollowtech II34.5~49.1 Nm305~435 in-lbs
Cartridge bottom brackets Campagnolo® (3-piece)70 Nm612 in-lbs
Campagnolo® Ultra-Torque cups35 Nm310 in lbs
FSA®39.2~49 Nm347~434in lbs
Race Face®47.5 Nm420 in lbs
Shimano®49~69 Nm435~610 in lbs
Truvativ®33.9~40.1 Nm300~360 in lbs
White Industries®27 Nm240 in lbs

Brakes

ComponentBrandNewton metersInch-pounds
Brake pads (threaded stud) Avid®5.9~7.8 Nm52~69 in lbs
Cane Creek®6.3~6.7 Nm56~60 in lbs
Campagnolo®8 Nm71 in lbs
Mavic®7~9 Nm62~80 in lbs
Shimano®5~7 Nm43~61 in lbs
SRAM®5.7~7.9 Nm50~70 in lbs
Brake pads (smooth stud) Shimano®7.9~8.8 Nm70~78 in lbs
Brake pads (sidepull, dual pivot) Cane Creek®6.3~6.7 Nm56~60 in lbs
Shimano®6~8 Nm52~69 in lbs
Cable pinch bolt (cantilever, linear pull/v-brake) Avid® M6 bolt5.9~7.8 Nm52~69 in lbs
ControlTech®4.5~6.8 Nm40~60 in lbs
Shimano®6~7.8 Nm53~69 in lbs
Shimano® M6 bolt5.6~8.5 Nm50~75 in lbs
SRAM®5.6~7.9 Nm50~70 in lbs
Cable pinch bolt (sidepull, dual pivot) Cane Creek®7.7~8.1 Nm68~72 in lbs
Campagnolo®5 Nm44 in lbs
Mavic®7~9 Nm62~80 in lbs
Shimano®6~8 Nm52~69 in lbs
Caliper mounting bolt (cantilever, linear pull/v-brakes) Avid®4.9~6.9 Nm43~61 in lbs
ControlTech®11.3~13.6 Nm100~120 in lbs
Shimano®8~10 Nm69~87 in lbs
SRAM®5.7~7.9 Nm50~70 in lbs
Caliper mounting bolt (sidepull, dual, center pull) Cane Creek®7.7~8.1 Nm68~72 in lbs
Shimano®7.84~9.8 Nm70~86 in lbs
Cantilever straddle wire (M5 thread) ControlTech®7.7~8.1 Nm40~60 in lbs
Shimano®3.9~4.9 Nm35~43 in lbs

Brakes (Disc)

ComponentBrandNewton metersInch-pounds
Caliper mount Avid®9~10.2 Nm80~90 in lbs
Magura®5.7 Nm51 in lbs
Shimano®6~8 Nm53~69 in lbs
Disc mounting bolts (6 M5 bolts) Avid®6.2 Nm55 in lbs
Hayes®5.6 Nm50 in lbs
Magura®3.8 Nm34 in lbs
Shimano®2~4 Nm18~35 in lbs
Disc mounting lockring (rotor to hub) Shimano®40 Nm350 in lbs
Hydraulic hose fittings Hayes®6.2 Nm55 in lbs

Cassettes & Freewheels

ComponentBrandNewton metersInch-pounds
Cassette lockring Campagnolo®50 Nm442 in lbs
Shimano®29.4~49 Nm260~434in lbs
Freehub body Bontrager®45 Nm400 in lbs
Shimano®35~50 Nm305~434in lbs
Shimano® FH-M975/970 (14mm)45~50 Nm392~434 in lbs

Chainrings

Component Brand Newton meters Inch-pounds
Chainring bolt (steel) Campagnolo® 8 Nm 71 in lbs
Race Face® 11.3 Nm 100 in lbs
Shimano® 7.9~10.7 Nm 70~95 in lbs
Truvativ® 12.1~14 Nm 107~124 in lbs
Chainring bolt (aluminum) Shimano® 5~10 Nm 44~88 in lbs
Truvativ® 8.1~9 Nm 72~80 in lbs
Chainring spider to crank arm Shimano® 50~70 Nm 443~620 in lbs

Cranksets

Component Brand Newton meters Inch-pounds
Crank bolts FSA® M8 bolt 34~39 Nm 304~347 in lbs
FSA® M14 bolt 49~59 Nm 434~521 in lbs
FSA® MegaExo crank adjusting cap 0.4~0.7 Nm 32~53 in lbs
FSA® MegaExo crank bolt pinch screws 9.8~11.2 Nm 87~100 in lbs
Campagnolo® (3-piece) 32~38 Nm 282~336 in lbs
Campagnolo® Ultra-Torque 42 Nm 371 in lbs
Race Face® 54 Nm 480 in lbs
Shimano® 34~44 Nm 305~391 in lbs
Shimano® Octalink XTR crank arm bolt 40.3~49 Nm 357~435 in lbs
Shimano® Hollowtech II crank bolt pinch screws 9.9~14.9 Nm 88~132 in lbs
Syncros® 27 Nm 240 in lbs
Truvativ® ISIS drive 43~47 Nm 384~420 in lbs
Truvativ® square spindle 38~42 Nm 336~372 in lbs
Truvativ® Powerspline 38~42 Nm 336~372 in lbs
White Industries® 27~34 Nm 240~300 in lbs
Crank bolts (one key release) Shimano® 5~6.8 Nm 44~60 in lbs
Truvativ® 12.1~14 Nm 107~124 in lbs

Derailleurs

Component Brand Newton meters Inch-pounds
Front derailleur bolt (braze-on) Campagnolo® 7 Nm 62 in lbs
Front derailleur clamp Campagnolo® 7 Nm 62 in lbs
Mavic® 2.9~4 Nm 26~35 in lbs
Shimano® 5~7 Nm 44~60 in lbs
SRAM® 5~7 Nm 44~60 in lbs
Front derailleur cable pinch Campagnolo® 5 Nm 44 in lbs
Mavic® 5~7 Nm 44~62 in lbs
Shimano® 5~7 Nm 44~60 in lbs
SRAM® 4.5 Nm 40 in lbs
Rear derailleur mounting bolt Campagnolo® 15 Nm 133 in lbs
Shimano® 8~10 Nm 70~90 in lbs
SRAM® 8~9.6 Nm 70~85 in lbs
Rear derailleur cable pinch Campagnolo® 6 Nm 53 in lbs
Shimano® 3.9~5.9 Nm 35~52 in lbs
SRAM® 4~5.1 Nm 35~45 in lbs
Rear derailleur pulley wheel Shimano® 3 Nm 20 in lbs

Levers (Brakes)

Component Brand Newton meters Inch-pounds
Drop bar levers Campagnolo® 9.9 Nm 88 in lbs
Mavic® 7~9 Nm 62~80 in lbs
Shimano® 6~7.8 Nm 53~69 in lbs
Mountain bike levers Avid® built-in clamp 4.5~6.8 Nm 40~60 in lbs
Avid® strap-type 3.2~4.1 Nm 28~36 in lbs
Cane Creek® 6~9 Nm 53~80 in lbs
Shimano® 6~7.8 Nm 53~69 in lbs
SRAM® 3.4 Nm 30 in lbs
Upright bar levers Campagnolo® 10 Nm 89 in lbs
Shimano® 6~8 Nm 53~69 in lbs

Levers (Shifter)

Component Brand Newton meters Inch-pounds
Drop bar brake/shift combos Campagnolo® 10 Nm 89 in lbs
Shimano® STI 6~8 Nm 52~69 in lbs
Upright/flat bar shifters Shimano® 5~7.4 Nm 44~69 in lbs
Twist-grip shifters Shimano® REVO 6~7.9 Nm 53~70 in lbs
SRAM® 1.9 Nm 17 in lbs

Handlebars

Component Brand Newton meters Inch-pounds
Handle bar end extensions Cane Creek® Gripnut 7.9 Nm 70 in lbs
ControlTech® 16.3 Nm 144 in lbs

Headsets

Component Brand Newton meters Inch-pounds
Threaded Lockrings Chris King® Gripnut 14.6~17 Nm 130~150 in lbs
Tange-Seiki® 24.5 Nm 217 in lbs

Pedals

Component Brand Newton meters Inch-pounds
Pedal shaft into crank arm Campagnolo® 40 Nm 354 in lbs
FSA® Cranks 29~34 Nm 257~301 in lbs
Ritchey® 34.7 Nm 307 in lbs
Shimano® 35 Nm 304 in lbs
Truvativ® 31.2 Nm 276 in lbs

Seats & Seatposts

Component Brand Newton meters Inch-pounds
Seat rail clamp Campagnolo® 22 Nm 194 in lbs
ControlTech® 1 bolt 33.9 Nm 300 in lbs
ControlTech® 2 bolt 16.3 Nm 144 in lbs
Shimano® 20~30 Nm 174~260 in lbs
Syncros® 5 Nm 45 in lbs
Time® Monolink 5 Nm 44 in lbs
Truvativ® M6 Bolt 6~7.1 Nm 53~63 in lbs
Truvativ® M8 Bolt 22~24 Nm 195~212 in lbs
Seatpost clamp Campagnolo® 4~6.8 Nm 36~60 in lbs

Stems

Component Brand Newton meters Inch-pounds
Threaded stem bolt (quill-type) ControlTech® 16.3~19 Nm 144~168 in lbs
Shimano® 19.6~29.4 Nm 174~260 in lbs
Threadless stem (fork column bolts) ControlTech® 13.6~16.2 Nm 120~144 in lbs
Deda® 8 Nm 71 in lbs
FSA® Carbon 8.8 Nm 78 in lbs
Syncros® cotter bolt 10.1 Nm 90 in lbs
Thomson® 5.4 Nm 48 in lbs
Time® Monolink 5 Nm 45 in lbs
Race Face® 6.2 Nm 55 in lbs
Threadless stem (1 or 2 bolt handlebar clamp) ControlTech® 13.6~16.3 Nm 120~144 in lbs
Shimano® 19.6~29.4 Nm 174~260 in lbs
Threadless stem (4 bolt handlebar clamp) ControlTech® 13.6~16.3 Nm 120~144 in lbs
Deda® magnesium 8 Nm 71 in lbs
FSA® OS-115 carbon 8.8 Nm 78 in lbs
Race Face® 6.2 Nm 55 in lbs
Thomson® 5.4 Nm 48 in lbs
Time® Monolink 6 Nm 53 in lbs

Wheels & Hubs

Component Brand Newton meters Inch-pounds
Axle wheel mount nuts Shimano® 29.4~44.1 Nm 260~390 in lbs
SRAM® 30.1~39.6 Nm 266~350 in lbs
Hub cone locknut Bontrager® 17 Nm 150 in lbs
Chris King® 12.2 Nm 100 in lbs
Shimano® 9.8~24.5 Nm 87~217 in lbs

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